Art History Courses in London

Our art history programme includes western art, Islamic art, Japanese art and the art of the Near East.

There are courses on curation for aspiring practitioners and a host of other art history courses on subjects as diverse as the history of fashion, comic books, urban art and artists' books that can be taken alone, or to complement surveys of periods. You can also study the history of photography, design, video and sound art. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

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  1. Friday lates: Titian and the business of art

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 6 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Titian dominated the art of Venice for a large part of the 16th century, but how did he did he also become one of the most successful artists across Europe, selling originals and studio copies to kings and princes across the continent?
    Full fee: £25.00
    Senior fee: £25.00
    Concession: £15.00

  2. The Dutch and Flemish Golden Age

    Course Date: Fri 6 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From the grandeur of Rubens to the soul-searching of Rembrandt, we explore the many masters of one of the most influential eras of artistic production, in a region of tremendous diversity and innovation.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Focus on: Velazquez

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the work of the Spanish painter Diego Velázquez, including enigmatic paintings such as Las Meninas (1656), and learn about how his art relates to his political role as court painter to Philip IV.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. A grand day out: Ashmolean and Christchurch Picture Gallery

    Course Date: Mon 9 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the permanent collections of paintings in Oxford's Ashmoleon Museum and Christchurch Picture Gallery on this one-day, location-based course.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  5. Friday lates: female Surrealists in London

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From the occult to the abstract, explore the art London-based, female surrealists and their unique contributions to one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century.
    Full fee: £25.00
    Senior fee: £25.00
    Concession: £15.00

  6. Focus on: iconography

    Focus on: iconography

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered whether there’s a hidden meaning behind paintings? Discover why there are signs and symbols in paintings and how to find and interpret their meanings in medieval and Renaissance art.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Friday lates: Islamic art at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Take a Friday evening to explore the British Museum’s newly refurbished Islamic galleries and learn the stories behind one of the world’s great collections of Islamic art.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  8. Art history taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what art history is but don’t want to commit to a whole course? Try this taster session!
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  9. From Royalty to Revolution: Russian Art study day

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the fascinating world of Russian art from nineteenth century academicians and rebels to the art of the avant-garde at Pushkin House. Discover the links with art of the west and the emergence of a uniquely Russian aesthetic.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Focus on: Michelangelo

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Artist, architect, and poet, the Florentine sculptor Michelangelo changed the face of Rome in the early 16th century becoming art’s first ‘superstar’. We look at his patrons, his sources and some of his major works.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  11. Art of the Russian Revolution

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    The Russian Revolution changed Russia forever. Explore how its ideals and realities were expressed in the painting, design, photography, architecture, textiles, poetry, and films of the era. (At Pushkin House).
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  12. Landscape in art

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Can a depiction of a landscape ever simply be JUST a landscape? Or is it a view onto a wider world, is there a context or, in the words of David Hockney, a “bigger picture?”.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  13. Feminism in art: political use of the body

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover prominent modern and contemporary artists whose work can be broadly linked to the feminist project. We focus on the artistic use of body imagery within its respective political and social contexts.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Women in art 1800-1900

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    During the 19th century female painters and sculptors gained greater prominence, although a career in art was still challenging for women artists. In this course we examine their work and how such progress was achieved.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. The power and influence of German Art: From Early Medieval to Early Modern

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the art of Germany from medieval to modern and the variety of artists came be a major influence not just on Northern art but also the Italian Renaissance and ultimately all of European art.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

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